Another high school football season is under way and Week 1 is in the books. Here is a look at Week 2 matchups for Bradley and Darby. Davidson has a bye:

Another high school football season is under way and Week 1 is in the books. Here is a look at Week 2 matchups for Bradley and Darby. Davidson has a bye:


Mike LoParo didn't like what he saw from his Hilliard Bradley football team in the first quarter of its opener Aug. 26, but he did like his players' reaction to adversity.

In LoParo's first game coaching the Jaguars, they fell behind 10-0 to visiting Dublin Scioto but rallied for a 39-10 victory.

LoParo hopes that tenacity will continue Friday, Sept. 2, when Bradley plays host to Teays Valley.

The Vikings won their opener 42-20 over Williamsport Westfall on Aug. 26.

"I was happy the kids were able to fight back and regain control of what was going on when we were down 10," LoParo said. "They have a new system and a new identity and it would have been easy to have given up. But (the coaching staff) stayed in their ears, got them calmed down and (they) responded really well."

Senior Blake Scipio led Bradley with 167 yards rushing on 24 carries with a 6-yard touchdown run and Terell Stanford added 79 yards with scoring runs of 12 and 47 yards.

Quarterback Conor Driscoll was 6 of 10 passing for 72 yards with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jakob Welch and a 26-yard score to Eric Bridgett.

Tanner Sheffield kicked a 33-yard field goal.

"Tony Harvard led us on the defensive line, and Walid (Abdel-Jabbar), Steve Breen and Bradley Spelman played great at linebacker," LoParo said. "And Reilly Butz had an interception to set up the first touchdown by Terell to put us up 22-10. That was key for us."

Last season, Bradley beat Teays Valley 42-27.

The Vikings trailed 14-7 after one quarter against Westfall but secured the victory on a 28-7 burst in the second and third quarters.

Teays Valley had 518 total yards, including 380 rushing on 39 carries. Derrick Taylor led with 208 yards on 10 carries and scores of 88 and 45 yards.

Dakota Cornett added 75 yards on five carries with a 65-yard touchdown and Nik Schiff added 34 yards on five attempts with touchdowns of 1 and 27 yards.

Quarterback Corey Mullens was 8 of 13 for 138 yards with a 35-yard touchdown to Jacob Betts and one interception.

"They have some talented athletes and they give us a lot of formations to look at," LoParo said. "They definitely have some kids who worry us."

The Vikings, who run a 4-3 defense, had trouble containing Mustangs quarterback Trent Williamson. He ran for 130 yards on 21 carries with a 1-yard score and was 16 of 39 passing for 338 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

"Defensively, they just want to line up, read their keys and hit people," LoParo said. "But when they feel the heat, they will do some blitzing, but usually they want to just handle their responsibilities."

--Scott Hennen


It's no secret that Hilliard Darby will run the ball early and often when the Panthers play host to Dublin Jerome on Friday, Sept. 2.

But Darby coach John Santagata said his spread offense will try to keep the Celtics' 4-4 defense guessing by running toward it on some plays and running away from it on others.

The Panthers had great success with that formula during their 41-12 opening win at Whetstone on Aug. 26, amassing 332 yards rushing on 40 carries.

Seven players contributed to that total, including Caleb Day (94 yards and three touchdowns on five carries), Cameron Kohl (77 yards on seven carries), Hayden Van Kirk (56 yards and one touchdown on six carries), Chase Longwell (48 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries) and Dante Talley (44 yards and one touchdown on six carries).

Jerome's defense is looking to bounce back after struggling in a 31-14 loss to Reynoldsburg on Aug. 26.

The Celtics' offense hit three big plays against Reynoldsburg's defense, including a 76-yard touchdown run by Donovan Wilson and a 75-yard touchdown pass from Iowa recruit Cameron Wilson to quarterback Joe Bano.

But Jerome is seeking more consistent play from its running and passing games against Darby's 50 shade defense.

Against Whetstone, linebacker Jevaughan White had 10 tackles and Kohl had nine to lead the Panthers' defense.

"Jerome's offense lines up in a lot of different formations. They're balanced and they distribute the ball in a variety of ways," Santagata said. "They have a good passing game, but our first goal is to stop the run."

--Aaron Blankenship